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Music in Epic Film : Listening to Spectacle (Paperback)
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The epic film has followed a unique path from its origins in pre-war films such asThe Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind to its current standing as less of a distinct cinematic genre and more as a particular mode of filmmaking. Divided into three sections – Production; Narrative; and Ideology – this book provides a cohesive narrative to the evolution of music in the epic film, covering both its history as a genre and the common narrative themes within epic films, in addition to offering a discussion of the socio-political undercurrents behind the music in these films. In twelve essays, from both established and emerging film music scholars, Music in the Epic Filmis an ideal introduction to the field of music in the epic film, ideal for students and scholars in film music, film appreciation, and media studies.